Sunday, 13 December 2009

New albums in 2010!

As its coming to the end of what has been one of the most exciting years for music I thought it would be a good time to look at what's in store for 2010! Several bands reformed this year, prompting the diehards to metaphorically whack themselves off with excitement. Faith no More probably being the biggest band to come back to the live circuit, performing an impressive set at this years Download Festival, which in turn prompted the organisers of the Reading/Leeds Festivals to book Mike Patton and co. to headline the Radio One stage. Sadly there is no news of a new album on the horizon, as bassist Billy Gould has said they are looking to tour the US pretty soon.

Jacksonville Nu-metallers Limp Bizkit reformed at the arse end of 2008 with original guitarist Wes Borland in tow, fully confirming their intentions to tour again earlier this year. After annihilating the crowds at Donnington (and shutting up the haters) Freddy D and his band made it known that they were back and intended on releasing one hell of a new album. Despite their past critical slaughterings they have earned deep respect this year from their past enemeies. Most surprising of all was NiN mastermind Trent Reznor, who even posted a picture of the band during their Sonisphere set at Knebworth on the official NiN website that same day. Sid Wilson of Slipknot has commented recently its good to see that they have reformed (giving the hostility Corey Taylor aimed at Fred Durst for his 'businessman' attitude, discarding any musicianship the red capped one may or may not have had). After several months of silence from the Limp Bizkit camp as they hammered away in the studio the first details of the new album were leaked by the frontman himself.

"The name of the new Limp Bizkit album is Gold Cobra. We will slowly be revealing the meaning of the title over the next few weeks. Cobras are quite venomous. I wish it were a much longer, more ridiculous title, but Gold Cobra is as ridiculous as we're going to get right now"

Gold Cobra? Is he serious? Well, with wes back on board, and that this must be the oddest choice of title since 2000's 'Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavoured Water' (the last full release with Wes not including 2005's 'The Unquestionable Truth E.P' we can only hope that this latest album is more well received than 'Results May Vary' one of the worst reviewed albums EVER on leading reviewer website Metacritic. I didn't find it THAT bad tbf.

After me declaring their latest album 'Crack The Skye' one of the greatest albums of the past decade (If you haven't checked it out yet, don't make me punch you) Atlantan prog-metal titans Mastodon have wrote the score to 2010 blockbuster 'Jonah Hex' not much information has leaked as of now whether it will be released as a full studio album or something just to tie in with the film. All that is known for now is that it is 'really fucking heavy' according to sources.

Blowing the minds of Australian audiences for the last few years. Newcomers Karnivool are bringing their latest album 'Sound Awake' to the rest of the world in February, after crashing into the Australian charts at number 2 this past summer. I had the chance to witness their debut UK performance on their tour with Skindred in October and only one thing can be said about the progressive rockers: The UK has been seriously missing out.

Here's the one I'm waiting for impatiently. The 5th studio album from Boston rock titans Godsmack! They're currently in the studio recording for a scheduled March/April 2010 release.

Recently on Twitter, Welsh metalcore outfit Bullet for My Valentine announced they had finished the recording process for their new as yet untitled 3rd studio release. It is now currently in the mixing progress and should be out in the first quarter of 2010. It's understood that the band have chosen to release a more hard rock sounding album as opposed to their more metal style.

Little information has been released for these albums as of late. but we are due new releases by:

Adema (Back with original forntman Mark Chavez)
Avenged Sevenfold
Good Charlotte
Iron Maiden
Judas Priest
Linkin Park
Meat Loaf
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Stone Sour
Sum 41

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